DeWitt Board, Clinton Landfill Owners Reach Deal Barring PCBsDeWitt Board, Clinton Landfill Owners Reach Deal Barring PCBs
April 26, 2015
Ending a 7-year-long dispute, the DeWitt County Board on Thursday night voted to approve a settlement agreement with the owners of Clinton Landfill that keeps PCBs and manufactured-gas-plant wastes out of the landfill.
The landfill sits over the Mahomet Aquifer, which is the water source for Champaign-Urbana and about 800,000 central Illinois residents.
The agreement, which had been negotiated by State's Attorney Dan Markwell and Peoria Disposal Co. attorney Brian Meginnes since Jan. 22, was approved by the county board, 9-2, with board members Sherrie Brown and Terry Hoffman voting no.